Combat of Padrões de Teixeira
|Combat of Padrões de Teixeira|
|Part of the Peninsular War|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Francisco da Silveira||Louis Henri Loison|
|Numerous peasants||1800 soldiers|
|Casualties and losses|
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The Combat of Padrões de Teixeira took place at the end of June 1808, during the First French Invasion of Portugal. The revolt against the French forces started in June 1808. Junot ordered General Loison to march on to Porto, with 1800 soldiers from Almeida.
On the 21 June, Loison crossed the Douro river. In the mountainous regions of northern Portugal, Francisco da Silveira assembled a force of numerous peasants ready to fight the French force. The combat inflicted considerable losses to the French force, Portuguese losses are unknown.